steve brown has more. >> i bet on american workers and manufacturing. >> that is how president obama describes the u.s. auto bail-out on the campaign trail. in 2009, teetering g.m. got billions, but the deal would not work without labor peace. and the united auto workers wanted delphi members taken care of. delphi was and is g.m.'s top part supplier. at the same time of the bail-out, delphi itself was wading through bankruptcy. it canceled ils employee pension, handing off remain to the federal government. nightmare for delphi retirees. >> my pension went from $2,550 a month geis guaranteed to gettg $385 a month. >> dellny members were folks that the international union wanted help. if they fully restored the pension, the uaw would go along with the bail-out. g.m. agreed. >> when you first hear the union pensions are topped off, you would think yes, even would be treated fairly and equally. that was not the case. >> tom rosen, 20,000 salary delphi retirees got no pension bail-out. many sus sent they know why -- suspect they know why. >> union had political connections and we did not.